Legitimacy, Worthiness, and Social Network: An Empirical Study of the key Factors Influencing Crowdfunding Outcomes for Nonprofit Projects

Legitimacy, Worthiness, and Social Network: An Empirical Study of the key Factors Influencing... Voluntas https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-018-0004-0 ORIGINAL PAPER Legitimacy, Worthiness, and Social Network: An Empirical Study of the key Factors Influencing Crowdfunding Outcomes for Nonprofit Projects 1 2 Huiquan Zhou Shihua Ye International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University 2018 Abstract Crowdfunding opened up new opportunities for Introduction nonprofits to mobilize resources in the increasingly com- petitive world. Systematic knowledge regarding key factors Crowdfunding, which raises capital through accumulated linked with funding outcome is lacking, making it hard to small contributions donated or invested by a large number offer practical suggestions to help nonprofits launch suc- of individuals on the Internet (Ahlers et al. 2015; Belle- cessful crowdfunding campaigns. In this study, we looked flamme et al. 2014; Davies 2014; Gierczak et al. 2014; at 109 grassroots nonprofit campaigns on Tencent Philan- Lehner 2013; Mollick 2014), has revolutionized the way thropy, one of China’s largest nonprofit crowdfunding that individuals and organizations obtain support for their platforms. We investigated to what extent demonstration of ideas (Koch and Siering 2015). For nonprofit organizations legitimacy, arguments for worthiness and social network facing increasingly severe resource shortages and fierce influence campaign outcome. Results show that Chinese competition, particularly those at grassroots level which donors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations Springer Journals

Legitimacy, Worthiness, and Social Network: An Empirical Study of the key Factors Influencing Crowdfunding Outcomes for Nonprofit Projects

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2018 by International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University
Subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general; Political Science; Social Policy
ISSN
0957-8765
eISSN
1573-7888
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11266-018-0004-0
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Voluntas https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-018-0004-0 ORIGINAL PAPER Legitimacy, Worthiness, and Social Network: An Empirical Study of the key Factors Influencing Crowdfunding Outcomes for Nonprofit Projects 1 2 Huiquan Zhou Shihua Ye International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University 2018 Abstract Crowdfunding opened up new opportunities for Introduction nonprofits to mobilize resources in the increasingly com- petitive world. Systematic knowledge regarding key factors Crowdfunding, which raises capital through accumulated linked with funding outcome is lacking, making it hard to small contributions donated or invested by a large number offer practical suggestions to help nonprofits launch suc- of individuals on the Internet (Ahlers et al. 2015; Belle- cessful crowdfunding campaigns. In this study, we looked flamme et al. 2014; Davies 2014; Gierczak et al. 2014; at 109 grassroots nonprofit campaigns on Tencent Philan- Lehner 2013; Mollick 2014), has revolutionized the way thropy, one of China’s largest nonprofit crowdfunding that individuals and organizations obtain support for their platforms. We investigated to what extent demonstration of ideas (Koch and Siering 2015). For nonprofit organizations legitimacy, arguments for worthiness and social network facing increasingly severe resource shortages and fierce influence campaign outcome. Results show that Chinese competition, particularly those at grassroots level which donors

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VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit OrganizationsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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